President Barack Obama will start the week by attending 3 Democratic fundraisers in New York City, according to the White House.
“In the afternoon, the President will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be open press,” the president’s schedule reads.
“While in New York City, the President will deliver remarks at two DNC events at private residences [...]
Using slang at an airport could get you in trouble with the TSA: after a 29-year-old airline passenger described his lunch as “the bomb” – thereby indicating the deliciousness of his sandwich – he was detained, questioned and missed his flight.
His lunch was “the bomb,” but the security process was not: Jason Michael Cruz was at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last Thursday when the Transportation Security Administration [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An American Airlines flight from Boston to Miami had to make an emergency landing in New York over the weekend.
American Airlines Flight 685 was diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday after a row of three seats had become loose in the coach cabin of the Boeing 757, an airline spokesperson said.
Three passengers were moved to other seats on the flight before the plane landed [...]
An argument between two American Airlines flight attendants forced pilots to return the plane to the gate at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, causing a four-hour delay on Wednesday.
Flight 3823 operated under the commuter brand American Eagle was scheduled to depart at 3:10pm en route to Washington DC, but as the jet was preparing for take-off, a squabble broke out between two unnamed female flight attendants, according [...]
A JetBlue pilot’s eye eyesight was damaged when a blinding green laser pointer flashed the cockpit as he was landing the jetliner at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport.
The attack on Sunday came from about seven miles away when the aircraft was 5,000 feet in the air with 80 passengers aboard.
The incident is part of a alarming increase in deliberate blinding laser flashes targeted commercial plane. Aviation experts say [...]
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission plans to vote Thursday on a proposed 17 percent fare increase and cab-driver Aamir Choudhery says it can’t come soon enough.
Choudhery, 32, works a 12-hour daytime shift for which he said he’s lucky if he nets $150. That’s after he pays $700 a week for his share of the lease for the cab and its medallion, or operating license, plus gasoline and credit-card fees.
If approved, [...]
A top Australian investment banker was kicked off a Sydney-bound flight after refusing to turn off his mobile phone and ‘being quirky’ to staff.
New York-based Alan James, a senior banking executive at Macquarie Group, was ordered off Qantas flight QF108 in Los Angeles by the aircraft’s captain because he was being ‘disruptive’, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
But James, 58, who owns a $9 million mansion overlooking Sydney Harbour, continued his [...]
A Delta passenger who filmed birds striking his plane over New York City’s John F. Kennedy International airport received a scathing letter from the Federal Aviation Administration condemning his use of an electronic during flight takeoff.
Grant Cardone, 54, became a viral hit after posting a video of birds being sucked into the engine of his Los Angeles-bound Delta flight on April 19. The plane was forced to turn back to [...]
by The Economic Collapse
#1 According to Wired Magazine, FBI agents have been taught that they can “bend or suspend the law” as they pursue criminals and terrorists. But when they break the law they become criminals themselves.
#2 A TSA manager (not just an agent) at Dulles International Airport was recently discovered to be running a prostitution ring out of a local hotel room. TSA agents have been charged with crime after crime after crime and yet we continue to allow them [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport, says CBS News in New York:
Cash, jewelry, electronics, and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate…
Law enforcement sources told [CBS reporter Marcia] Kramer that thefts at the airport have increased at a staggering and alarming rate. There are now more that 200 a day — and that’s every day. [...]
From Natural News:
Any normal person found guilty of stealing $40,000 from, say, a bank or an employer, would likely be sentenced to at least five years of prison. But when you work for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you can expect to be given special legal treatment and sent on your way.
The Associated Press reports that two former TSA screeners, 44-year-old Coumar Persad and 31-year-old Davon Webb, both of [...]
(NaturalNews) Any normal person found guilty of stealing $40,000 from, say, a bank or an employer, would likely be sentenced toat leastfive years of prison. But when you work for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you can expect to be given special legal treatment and sent on your way.
The Associated Press reports that two former TSA screeners, 44-year-old Coumar Persad and 31-year-old Davon Webb, both of which worked at [...]
Lenore Zimmerman (L) and Ruth Sherman (R) both claim they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport (credit: CBS 2)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s new fallout over airport screening procedures after three women say they were strip-searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
On Tuesday a former top-ranking Transportation Security Administration agent weighed in, CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reports.
They are three women, all over 60, all with medical issues and all with nearly identical stories [...]
(Reuters) – U.S. authorities broke up a plot by two men linked to the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said one of two men charged in the plot, both originally from Iran, had been arrested and had confessed.
The other man, who was still at large, [...]
?Seth Wenig – Lower Manhattan is seen amidst dark clouds in New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that …
NEW YORK (AP) — Waterlogged and silent, New York awaited the worst of Hurricane Irene as an unsettled dawn broke over the city Sunday. Seawater cascaded toward Wall Street [...]
Citigroup notified law enforcement officials after discovering suspicious transactions by a former employee, Gary Foster.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gary Foster, a former Citigroup executive, was arrested Monday on charges he embezzled more than $19 million from the bank.
According to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York, Foster allegedly transferred millions of dollars from various Citigroup accounts into his personal account at JPMorgan Chase on eight separate [...]
Air traffic control tower audio conveys the frightening exchange between the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport and a Lufthansa flight as the airbus came dangerously close to colliding with another jet.
The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when an EgyptAir pilot apparently did not follow air traffic control instructions to hold short of its taxiway and veered into the [...]
MAY 5–An Israeli rabbi was convicted today of fondling a female passenger on a recent flight from Tel Aviv to New York.
Gavriel Bidany, a 47-year-old father of 11, was found guilty this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Bidany was named last month in a misdemeanor information charging him with molesting the woman on a March 27 Delta Airlines flight bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport.
A passenger who was flying from London to New York is facing a federal criminal charge after he allegedly placed his hand up the skirt of a flight attendant and “grabbed her genital area” and “began to run his fingers back and forth,” according to an FBI agent.
The incident, which occurred Thursday on a British Airways flight bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, resulted in [...]